Well I think its time I actually start up a new feature here on the blog. Every once in a great while I get a personal email asking me a specific question. Usually a very good question. Instead of simply replying to these I think they’d make great posts and open the dialogue up a bit more. This way the original question doesn’t just get my incite, but the informed views and opinions of you my blog audience.
Today’s question comes from Travis:
Hi, my name’s Travis. I was hearing that Blizzard is adding experience points through battlegrounds. Is this true? Because if it is, what happens to all the twinks?
Hi Travis. Great question!
I have heard this as an Idea that has been tossed around. It seems to have originated here on the official forums from Tigole (http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=10532281614&sid=1&pageNo=2). All I know is that they are considering it. Details beyond that are unknown which means nothing has been hashed out about what would happen with twinks. Perhaps they would have an ability to “opt-out” and forgo the experience granted or pearhaps the experience would be only in select battle grounds (aka an entirely new battleground or a mirror version of an existing battleground: XP-WSG, XP-AB, etc…).
I have heard in Beta that you could/can receive honor points in Lake Wintergrasp but that is not scheduled to carry over once Wrath of the Lich King launches. The honor points awarded there were only to help players purchase honor gear for testing due to the arena scene being nonexistent in beta.
I’ve also heard that in Warhammer online, one of the primary ways to gain experience is through PvP. Mythic’s game is obviously geared towards PvP so that only makes sense. Once I heard about Tigole’s post I instantly thought about Warhammer’s XP model and saw it as perhaps a counter measure to WoW players leaving for WAR. That’s really just conspiracy talk because with WoW’s eleven million subscribers, they really aren’t on the same competition level with WAR. I just chalk battleground XP up as a “good idea” borrowed or not.
Well that’s all I know about it. What do you guys thinK? I’m adding my email to the side column if you care to submit any future questions that you’d like to see me and the rest of the readers chime in on. My email address is of course isheepthings at gmail dot com. Easy huh?